Kentucky-Florida Postgame Notes

Jan. 3, 2013

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Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky improves to 13-1, 1-0 SEC, while Florida falls to 11-4, 0-1 SEC.
  • UK returns to action Sunday, Jan. 6 at 3 p.m. EST in Tuscaloosa, Ala., against conference foe Alabama.
  • Kentucky is in its 39th year of varsity play and owns an overall record of 669-472 (.586).
  • Head coach Matthew Mitchell is in his sixth year and ranks third on the all-time wins list (127-57) and first in winning percentage (.690).
  • Mitchell is now 49-28 in SEC games (regular season only).
  • The Wildcats own a 366-140 (.723) mark in Memorial Coliseum, including a 76-12 (.864) mark under Mitchell.
    • The Cats are now 58-2 at home over the last three seasons.
  • UK has tied the school record for consecutive home wins with 30. The Cats also won 30 straight from Feb. 12, 1980 until Jan. 31, 82.
  • UK is now 30-9 in SEC home games under Mitchell, including an impressive 23-2 mark in the last three seasons.
    • Kentucky has won a school-record 11 consecutive SEC home games.
  • The Wildcats are 16-16 all-time in SEC openers and 18-14 in SEC home openers, having won six of their last seven and two in a row.
  • Kentucky set a school record with its 12th consecutive victory. UK previously won 11 in a row in 2009 and 1983.
  • UK is now 25-22 all-time against Florida, including a 13-9 advantage in Lexington.
    • UK extending its winning streak to six games vs. UF, including five straight wins in Lexington.
    • Mitchell is 7-2 all-time vs. Florida.

Team/Game Notes

  • UK's starting lineup featured A'dia Mathies, Bria Goss, Jennifer O'Neill, Samarie Walker and DeNesha Stallworth for the fourth straight game. The Cats are now 10-0 with that lineup.
    • Stallworth scored the first basket of the game on a jump shot from the right elbow at the 19:45 mark.
    • Kastine Evens was the first sub of the game for UK.
  • UK improves to 51-30 all-time in games decided by 10 points or less, including 2-0 this season.
    • Tonight's game marks the fifth straight contest decided by seven points or less between UK and UF.
  • UK combined to take a season-best seven charges on the evening (Mathies – 4, Goss – 3).
  • Kentucky is now 74-6 when scoring 70 or more points under Mitchell.
  • At least four Wildcats reached double-figures for the eighth time this season.
  • The Wildcats extended their streak of consecutive games with a triple to 306.
  • UK won the turnover battle 19-16 and is 106-27 under Mitchell when committing fewer turnovers than its opponent.
  • Kentucky has forced double-digit miscues in 131 consecutive games.
    • The Cats are now 98-33 during that span.

Individual Notes

  • Senior A'dia Mathies scored a season-high 20 points, marking the 20th time she has reached the 20-point mark in her career and the fifth time a Wildcat has reached the mark this season.
    • Mathies has started in 117 career games, tying her for fourth UK's all-time starts list with Tiffany Wait (1995-2000).
    • With seven made field goals, Mathies climbs into No. 7 UK's all-time list with 574, passing Belitta Croley (569, 1984-88) and Jodie Whitaker (571, 1985-89).
    • The preseason SEC Player of the Year has reached double figures in 12 of 14 games this season.
  • Junior DeNesha Stallworth recorded her 16th career double-double and fourth at UK with 17 points and 10 rebounds.
    • Stallworth has reached double figures in 12 of 14 games, including 11 in a row.
  • Redshirt sophomore Jennifer O'Neill posted double figures for the fourth time this season with 17 points, including a season-high five rebounds.
    • It was her third straight game with double digits.
  • Sophomore Bria Goss charted double figures points for the eighth time this year with 10 points.
    • She equaled a career-high four assists.